Chess Camps
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The webpage is offered to provide an updated list of upcoming chess camp information. If you have chess camp information you want posted here please email it to Joan DuBois [email protected]

24th Annual Denver Rocky Mountain Chess Camps: June 4-8, 2018  (Denver) – full and half day options - and July 9-11, 2018  (Denver).

All abilities and ages. 8:1 Staff-Student ratio. Three 2-day chess camps are also offered throughout the summer in Englewood for specific ability levels. Participants will be taught scorekeeping, etiquette, tournament preparation, logical thinking and strategic planning for all the phases of the game. Learn from nationally-recognized Denver Chess Master and author of Teaching Chess in the 21st Century, Chess Workbook for Children, and Chess Strategy Workbook, Todd Bardwick. Call 303.770.6696 or visit for details. 

17th ANNUAL MID-SOUTH SUMMER CHESS CAMP, MEMPHIS, JUNE 10-16, 2018 – THE PREMIER CHESS CAMP - ALL AGES AND ALL LEVELS: Accepting residential and commuter students, this camp is centrally located in Memphis, TN on the beautiful campus of Memphis University School, 6191 Park Avenue. Camp instructors include GM Alexander Stripunsky, GM Joel Benjamin, IM Jake Kleiman, IM Alex Velakanov, IM-Elect Parker Zhao, NM Nolan Hendrickson, Expert Jennie Liu, Early Childhood Instructor Dr. Andre Duvall. These instructors represent years of extensive, successful chess coaching and are considered among the best in the country. We divide our campers into small groups according to age and level of play, each with a counselor.  This is an exciting and intensive, yet fun, chess camp with multiple hours of age and level appropriate instruction, combined with special activities including sports, interactive chess play, and optional evening activities. Our Instructors rotate throughout the day --- what a difference this makes! Camp includes Sunday afternoon opening orientation/reception for parents and campers, a unique camp designed t-shirt, trophy, autographed certificate, group photo, daily souvenir, evening Grandmaster simul, and concludes with an awards/closing ceremony followed on Saturday, June 16th with free entry to a camp tournament. Experience the TOP QUALITY of Mid-South Chess and its 17th Annual Summer Chess Camp. DON'T MISS OUT!!! For more information and to register, visit our website or call us at 901.276.4663.  


Our chess summer camps help children expand their chess knowledge for greater success with their game. Professional teachers will provide a high-level instruction. Instruction will include greater understanding of opening theory, middle game tactics and planning, and end game combinations so to move each student to a new level of expertise. Each student will be observed and have supervised game time and feedback. Register TODAY at:


Chess-Ed is the premier provider of school chess enrichment classes and the sponsor of Kumbaya tournaments, workshops and summer camps. Through chess we also teach and develop and skills that last a lifetime: analytical and critical thinking skills, decision making, responsibility for choices, focus, patience and problem solving, and more.

-Offering two locations-

1-week each with part-day and full-day options.

JUNE 11-15 PARK RIDGE: St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Park Ridge at 205 N. Prospect.

JUNE  25-29 CHICAGO: Edgebrook Lutheran Church in Chicago at 5252 W. Devon.


Discounted Fee: ENDS 5/1/18:

$190 - Morning (9-11:30 am) OR Afternoon (12:30-3 pm). $380- All Day (9-3 pm).

Final Fee: BEGINS 5/2/18:

$240 – Morning (9-11:30am) OR Afternoon (12:30-3pm). $430 –All Day (9-3 pm)

Fees include:  Materials, Snacks and T-shirts.

Please bring water and if staying for the full-day program bring a peanut free lunch.    

To learn more about Chess-Ed, please visit us at: Questions? Contact us at: [email protected] and include the Camp name/date on the subject line. 

18th Annual Castle Chess Camp, June 17-22, 2018,

at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Castle Chess Camp is a nationally renowned program of chess instruction featuring some of the strongest scholastic players and top ranked instructors in the nation. Our regular staff of instructors includes GM's Varuzhan Akobian, Julio Becerra, John Fedorowicz, Irina Krush, Daniel Naroditsky, Magesh Panchanathan, and Gregory Serper, many of whom are expected to be back with us for 2018. The camp is followed by the Castle Chess Grand Prix tournament (G/120, d/10), June 22-24, offering $13,500 in guaranteed prizes!

Castle Chess Camp is instructive, rewarding, and it's a lot of fun, but it's not for everyone. We are a full immersion experience, with chess literally from early morning until after sunset. It requires not only chess skills, but a certain amount of stamina. For that reason no campers under age 10 will be accepted. There is also a minimum USCF rating required. Camp always fills up early, so be sure to register early. For more information please visit our website, or email [email protected]

Chess Max Academy

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Summer Camps at Chess Max Academy

Reserve early and save!!! 20%

Eight weeks of Summer Camps

Week 1: June 25th - 29th , Week 2: July 9th -13th

Week 3: July 16th - 20th ,Week 4: July 23rd - 27th

Week 5: (!!) A Week with world champion Anatoly Karpov August 6 th 10 th

Week 6: August 13 -17, Week 7: August 20-24, Week 8: August 27-31

  • N on-Karpov weeks: $750 including lunch, free book and prizes.
  • Anatoly Karpov week: $2000
  • 20% off on any camp if reserved and paid for by March 1, 2018.
  • 10% Siblings discount for second participant.

Camp Description:

The camps will take place at Chess Max Academy at 423 East 81st Street, or in case reaching capacity 2-3 blocks away at a nearby location. Please call 917-9308840 to get all the info.

Drop off time for all camps is 8:30 am, Pick up time for all camps is 5:30pm.


8:30 - 915 am free play, 9:15am 11:00am GM lecture on middlegame theme.

11:00am 12:15pm contests, 12:15pm 1:15pm Lunch (pizza served).

1:15pm 4pm Rated Play, 4pm 5:30 pm Game Analysis

Approximate daily Anatoly Karpov Camp Schedule:

8:30 - 915 am free play, 9:15am 12:00am Karpov Analyzes Players Games

12:00 1pm Lunch, 1pm 3:15pm Karpov shows his games/ Plays blitz with participants 3:15 pm 5:30pm Contests/ Rated Play/Free play

Chess Max Academy, 423 East 81 st Street, Unit B. Tel: 917-930-8840.

Email: [email protected] 

15th Annual Western Invitational Chess Camp – July 15-19, 2018: STRONGEST CHESS CAMP IN THE UNITED STATES, LOCATED IN TUCSON, ARIZONA.

Overview of Camp: This camp is the strongest and most intense chess camp in the United States. There are 5 solid days of chess instruction, with evening activities (mostly chess and some non-chess activities). Following camp is local tournament – Ye Olde Pueblo Open (Grand Prix tournament) – July 20-22, 2018 at same hotel as camp.

Ratings/Groups: Camp is divided into groups based on ratings.  Top Group generally is 2100+. 

2017 Camp: 20 players rated over 2000!! Minimum rating required is 1500 USCF (limited exceptions to rating requirement if approved by camp organizer).

2018 Camp Instructors (tentative): GM Melik Khachiyan, GM Julio Sadorra, GM Naroditsky, and GM Magesh Panchanathan, IM John Bartholomew, IM Danny Rensch, IM Joel Banawa, and IM-Elect Robby Adamson.

Registration: Registration will be available at More information on camp including PDF flyer see under registration tab at camp website below. 

Meal Plan. A meal plan will be available at the hotel. 

Hotel Room Sharing.  Student sharing of hotel rooms may be available. Contact Camp Director for details.

Camp location: Tucson El Conquistador, 10000 N. Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ – 4 star resort.


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Contact: Robby Adamson, Camp Director; [email protected]; (520) 577-6799.